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Having a leg up on the fashion s

Trying to be cool before it was cool

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Comment from Barbaraj1
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What a cute story. Almost always a sock gets lost in the dryer. With this
trend, it's not too hard to come up with mismatched socks. There are
always different trends to follow.

 Comment Written 10-Dec-2019


reply by the author on 10-Dec-2019
    Thank you. Yes, with all the socks lost in the dryer, why go out and buy mismatched ones?
Comment from lauralumummu
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I love this, trends come and go and we were quite racy in our day. I was a hippie wannabe and my husband was a greaser talk about mismatched. Your story is easy to read and fun thanks for sharing. All the best, Laura.

 Comment Written 10-Dec-2019


reply by the author on 10-Dec-2019
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
    I was a "designer" hippie whose outfits were always coordinated and my husband is a nerd. Another mismatch, but we've made it 40 years!
Comment from Teri7
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Susan, This is a very cute and very well written and told story you have penned for the share your story contest. You used very good descriptive words and very good imagery from the art work you chose and from your words also. Best wishes in the contest. love and blessings, Teri

 Comment Written 09-Dec-2019


reply by the author on 09-Dec-2019
    Thank you, Teri, that?s the only time I ever got in ?trouble? in school!
Comment from sandramitchell
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Headteachers really do spoil all the fun, don't they? Lol. That was really clever, though. It's no big deal to see youngsters come up with a weird fashion, we all did it. Drain pipes for boys, and dresses with loads of net petticoats underneath, for girls, were in my day, followed quickly by the mini-skirt and hot pants. (I notice the mini has come full circle seeing my granddaughter wearing them) What will the next generation come up with? It's just a tiny way of showing their independence. Well done, this was a really good story and brought back loads of memories for me. Good luck! :)) Sandra xx

 Comment Written 13-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 13-Oct-2019
    Thank you. You brought back memories for me of trying to cram all those crinolines up under the desk. mini-skirts and hot pants. I wore them both. What about the jeans that we soaked and twisted and beat on the concrete to create a "distressed" look? Some of them were works of art! Now kids buy them ready made. What fun is that?
reply by sandramitchell on 13-Oct-2019
    When I see youngsters paying the earth for ripped jeans, I often want to tell them I'll tear their other jeans for far less. lol. You're right, they don't have half the fun we had. :))
Comment from Willosa
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Having been in trouble myself in high school for daring to wear black and white shoes (heaven's forbid!), I could relate. I like the humour and definitely think your friend Mina was ahead of her time with the recycling. It did give me the thought that maybe there's a place for odd socks, I usually end up with odd ones after the laundry has been done, is there a black hole somewhere that odd socks go to? Thank you for an enjoyable read.

 Comment Written 13-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 13-Oct-2019
    Thank you. I wear those odd socks for doing yard work.
Comment from TKField
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This was delightful, full of humor, teenage insight, nostalgia and even pathos. Loved the attention to detail and the informal, matter of fact straightforward simplicity. Being an avid follower of fashion myself, I can readily relate. I once got in trouble in Jr. High for wearing an American Flag patch on the back pocket of my jeans. I got called into the office of the vice-principle and told it was disrespectful to be sitting on the flag repeatedly. I was always was a bit behind the curve when it came to fashion fads. Last to get Desert Boots, Dingo Boots and flair leg jeans. I recall that during WWII, when nylons were in short supply, women would draw a line down the back of their leg to give the appearance of stockings. Great piece. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Don't forget question mark after the line "Then who came stomping towards us but the principal." Lose this line...."(the only AP class back then)" just for the sake of pace.

 Comment Written 11-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 11-Oct-2019
    Thank you so much. Will follow up on your advice. Dale Evans wore American flag skirts and sat on them all the time!
Comment from pome lover
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people seem get upset over nothing these days - not talking about politics, but the smallest things like the socks.
Where is their sense of fun and talk about innocent fun! good grief. Lighten up, parents. If you've got to be upset, make it over real important things.
good write, Susan. and congratulations on All Time Best and being recognized.
Katharine - pome lover

 Comment Written 11-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 11-Oct-2019
    Thank you so much. I don't buy mismatched socks. I just use all the strays in my laundry room. But I only wear them for yard work!
reply by pome lover on 11-Oct-2019
    my granddaughter wears them for the original reason - washing machine eats them.
Comment from djeckert
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This is an entertaining story that I really enjoyed reading. Perhaps the principal stole your idea ,and gave it to his grandkids. hey just five dollars invested in its stock back then, would probably now be worth millions. lol. Blessings and thanks for the great story

 Comment Written 11-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 11-Oct-2019
    Thank you and what a funny response. Hey, maybe I could make some money off those lost socks in a basket in my laundry room!
Comment from juliaSjames
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Aha! NOW I understand why my six year old granddaughter is wearing mismatched socks. Your story is well written and holds the reader's attention. It's obvious that you did your homework.

Love the pen picture of you and your bestie strutting down the hall only to be brought up short.

Didn't see any spag.

Good luck in the contest.

Blessings Julia

 Comment Written 11-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 11-Oct-2019
    Thank you so much. A friend just posted a picture on Facebook of his daughter wearing unmatched socks and friends commented on how original she is and what a trendsetter. I didn't want to burst anyone's bubble. I just hit the laughing emoji.
reply by juliaSjames on 11-Oct-2019
    :-))
Comment from jusylee72
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I recently read in the Wall Street Journal that the latest fashion trend among teenage girls is mismatched socks, which is very upsetting to some parents. And even more upsetting, their daughters are squandering their allowance on socks that are already mismatched! Some are spending more than $20 a pair!

Your thoughts are amazing. However, you need to learn how to edit.

First paragraph. Eliminate extra words.


I recently read in the Wall Street Journal that the latest fashion trend among teenage girls is mismatched socks, which is very upsetting to some parents. And even more upsetting, their daughters are squandering their allowance on socks that are already mismatched! Some are spending more than $20 a pair!


Way too many words.

First sentance.

Leave out recently. Simply put.

The latest fashion magazine writes of teenage girls sporting mismatched socks.

Example"
recently read in the Wall Street Journal that the latest fashion trend among teenage girls is mismatched socks, which is very upsetting to some parents. And even more upsetting, their daughters are squandering their allowance on socks that are already mismatched! Some are spending more than $20 a pair!

Find a way to say it quicker.



 Comment Written 10-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 10-Oct-2019
    Thank you so much. I've always written on deadline and I don't think anyone ever edited anything I ever wrote. In fact, I'd had editors who said they didn't even look at my column when it came in because they trusted me so much! Thank you again.